Mayuraka, aka: Mayūraka, Māyūraka; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Mayūraka (मयूरक) is the name of a Kinnara-pair whose story is told in the sixth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Mayūraka brought a picture-canvas to Udayasundarī and Tārāvalī and, upon seeing it, Udayasundarī was immediately love-struck.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mayūraka (मयूरक).—

1) A peacock.

2) A cock's comb.

-kaḥ, kam Blue vitriol.

Derivable forms: mayūrakaḥ (मयूरकः).

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Māyūraka (मायूरक).—

1) A peacock-catcher.

2) One who makes various articles with peacock feathers; Rām.2.83.13 (com. māyūrakā līlāmayūragrāhiṇaḥ yadvā mayūra- picchaiśchatrādivyajanakāriṇaḥ).

Derivable forms: māyūrakaḥ (मायूरकः).

See also (synonyms): māyūrika.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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